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Cardiovascular imaging to risk-stratify in chronic angina.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19898286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The location, extent, and severity of obstructive coronary artery disease impact cardiovascular risk and mortality in independent and profound ways. Cardiovascular imaging modalities allow physicians to better define the anatomy and physiology of coronary obstructive disease. Conventional coronary angiography remains the most commonly used modality to define coronary anatomy. Computed tomography coronary angiography represents an important innovation, particularly by allowing coronary anatomy to be assessed in a noninvasive fashion. Stress myocardial perfusion imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography is a valuable prognostic tool. Stress testing, echocardiography, and stress myocardial radionuclide perfusion can all play important roles in risk stratification. Stress echocardiography is particularly useful in the clinic, due to the relatively low cost of equipment acquisition and the ability to image without exposure to radiation. The emerging modality of cardiac positron emission tomography offers the prospect of improved resolution, accurate quantification of blood flow, and shorter examination times.
Norman E Lepor; Gerald M Pohost
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  10 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1530-6550     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-09     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960007     Medline TA:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S30-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis*,  etiology
Chronic Disease
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / complications,  diagnosis*
Diagnostic Imaging* / methods
Echocardiography, Stress
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Predictive Value of Tests
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors

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